kermis (5990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy yellow amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, light peppery saisin yeast, fruits, herbal and floral perfume aspects. Flavor is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (5969) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin white head. Pepper aroma. Cloudy light amber pour. A lovely refreshing beer. Well done.
malrubius (1937) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Table and Vine. Hazy golden orange with fluffy white head and lace. Lemon pastry and orange pixie stix aroma. Very mild tropicial fruit sweetness with peppery citrus very dry finish. Light and lively body. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Just frigging delicious.
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sip (€ 3.95). Hazy golden colour. Head is big and fluffy, white, with some good thick lacing. Loads of bubbles. On the nose it’s fruity and wheaty, lemon peel spiciness and acidity. Taste is mellow fruity sweet, citrusy, wheaty-yeasty. Soft on the palate, with light to medium body. Thin carbonation. Pretty nice hybrid.
bartlebier (2235) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, catered in an epic Germanic (UK/NL/DE) saison load by idiosynkrasie, ta! Appealing airfreshener & bubblegum exotics (citrus zest, maracuya, lemon grass) spray from a thin whispy yellow broth. Saison-dry, otherwise a funkless dry pale ale, making UK "judicious use" of US-grown Sorachi Ace - my favourite label quote. Translates into: excellent attentuated pale malts, dry to old lemon peel, carrying orange, peach quark, tangerine. Bit thin/aerated, again that air freshener. Otherwise Very likeable West Country gentry/ified saison.
sic1314 (4043) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, saison yeast and light citrus. Light body, flavour as the aroma, quite tart and refreshing with a residual bitterness.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ derat, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, short frothy head. Aroma is funky, spicy, bit tropical fruit, bubblegum, Brett, farmhouse. Bit bitter in taste, dry, funky again. Nice fruity Orvally farmhouse stuff.
SlackerMads (1836) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow/orange with a medium sized frothy white head. Herbal and light dusty nose. Flavour is fruity; lemon, melon, more generic bubblegum things, dust, dry green plants, light spicy. Long lemony finish. Mild sweet with balanced bitterness. Gentle carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Interesting and enjoyable.
Stuu666 (4856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours hazy pale amber, aroma and taste of Fruity lemon, slightly bitter.
Jur (415) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam.
Hazy straw yellow, small white head. Clean, earthy, seaweed/nori? Quite bitter finish. Nice, but not so "farmy", bit thin.